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Having a pet dog at home can give you added security and enjoyment. Some breeds are really good entertainers and can amuse you with their talents. Other pet dogs also serve as the most loyal friends of their masters, accompanying them during walks and travels. Then there are also guard dogs that you can trust to guard you, your family and your home while you are away.

If you are considering owning a pet, one of the breeds that are gaining in popularity among dog lovers is the bullboxer pit. This breed of dog is a boxer pitbull mix. They are medium to large in size with an average life expectancy of 14 years. They are highly intelligent dogs, easy to train, loyal, and protective of their owners. They are also known to be playful and outgoing. If you want to raise a boxer pitbull, there are some important things that you need to know about this breed:

Appearance. A bullboxer pit puppy can grow up to 27 inches in height and 80 pounds in weight. These dogs have deep almond-shaped eyes, flappy ears and a slightly thick tail. Their coat is straight, smooth and short and is commonly light brown, white, golden brown, or black in color.

Temperament. Like its parents, a bullboxer pit is normally intelligent, attentive, a quick learner, competitive, agile, obedient and energetic. These dogs like to please their owner and love to spend time with people especially children. However, if they are not treated well or not trained to socialize, they may also be harmful to other pets and children.

Health Problems. To stay fit, a bullboxer pit needs daily walk and play. If the dog is a product of purebred parents, it may retain the common health problems of its parents. It may be prone to curable diseases such as dog ear infection, skin allergies and skin irritations. However, this breed is also more prone to certain types of cancer.

Grooming. Bullboxer pits are easy to groom because of their short coat. You just have to brush their coat regularly with a solid hair brush. You can bath them once a week. It is important to check their ears from time to time to check for any signs of infection. Nails should also be trimmed when already long.

Training. A bullboxer pit is very teachable. Teach your dog to be sociable so that you will not have problems when it is around people. During training, it is important to emphasize that you are the leader and your dog needs to follow. If well-trained, a bullboxer pit makes an excellent pet.

These are just some of the basic facts that you need to know about a bullboxer pit. If you are acceptable to their appearance and normal temperament, then this breed of dog may be suitable for you. If you already own one, it is important also as the owner to know its common health issues as well as its training and grooming needs so that you can properly take care of your dog.

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